Being a parent is amazing....and challenging and overwhelming....but so joyful and fun too. You get to be a kid again, making boats out of cardboard boxes, playing princesses and burying each other in the sand on holiday. I mean that's pretty ace, right? But these are on the days that you have time to play. You don't always. Life gets pretty busy.
You try to capture these valuable family times on your phone cam, snapping quickly before you rejoin the fun. But then you're not in the photos. Rubbish.
Every now and again you think about booking a photo shoot so you can get some beautiful photos of the whole family, but then think about what an almighty faff that sounds. Worse, what if you don't get along with the photographer? What if he or she makes you pose in a forced and super awkward way? You dismiss the idea and it stays on your 'to do' list.
I don't like using the words 'photo shoot' to describe what I provide for families. A 'shoot' feels formal and staged, something separate to normal life. My photo sessions are designed to fit in with you. When you book a session, you invite me to be a part of your normal family life, just for a short while. I aim to capture you, as a family, just as you are. It's so special to have a document of life as it is right now.
I join you at a place you love and be there whilst you do the activities you enjoy. I take lots of photos but you quickly forget that's why I am there. My families always comment how quickly they feel relaxed.
After our time together, you receive a variety of colourful, characterful and fun images to choose from. You receive edited digital versions of your chosen photos. Put them on the wall, add them to a photo book, but just promise me that you will look at them regularly and chat about them. Looking at photos is such an amazing way to connect (and re-connect) with each other.
See some family photo examples.
The 'Hand-Picked' Package
We spend up to an hour together and images are chosen by you from an online proofs gallery.
This is ideal if you would love to personally select your images. Or perhaps you would like a few key photographs as gifts. or to display on your wall.
£120 includes the session fee and your first 3 images, as well as a beautiful A4 mounted print
Additional images are priced at £15 each
The 'Hour in the Life of Your Family' Package
However you may prefer to pay for an hour (to 90 minutes), I take lots of gorgeous photos of you and your family having fun together and I select the very best and send those to you. This means that after the shoot, you can simply relax and await your fully edited images' arrival.
This type of session is for any family, but can often work best when you're having an extended family shoot (eg. with grandparents).
£245 includes the session and the best images from the photo session (at least 30).
This packages includes; a pre-shoot consultation, the 60-90 minute photo session, time editing your photographs, and all the best images from the shoot.
You receive digital images in both web quality and high resolution versions.
For this package, you simply sit back and leave the choosing bit to me. I will ensure that you receive a varied selection of images.
Additional time can be booked at a rate of £175 per hour. We agree beforehand, how much time is required based on the variety of images we intend to create.
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An introduction to my prints:
Here's a link to Bay Framing (the awesome framers based in Morecambe, that I mention in the video).